IGN's Scores

For 120 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dawn of the Dead
Lowest review score: 19 Leatherface
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 120
  2. Negative: 8 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where Night of the Living Dead was a straight up horror film (with some minor social commentary buried beneath the ever-present threat of the shambling undead), Dawn is something a bit more intriguing. Sure, much of Dawn's first thirty minutes or so has the same unrelenting feel of the earlier film, but once our heroes arrive at their final destination, the tone changes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have told their own story in a funny, highly engaging way that doesn’t feel precious or sanitized, but instead is relatable and engrossing from start to finish. And you’ll laugh a hell of a lot.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The times they are a-changin’ but the Coens keep bringing the hits back home. A masterpiece.
  1. It organically expands and grows what came before. It’s a deep, rich, smart film that’s visually awesome and full of great sci-fi concepts, and one that was well worth the 35-year wait.
  2. War for the Planet of the Apes is an excellent closing act to this rebooted trilogy, but also one that does enough world-building that the series can potentially continue from here – and it’s a rare case where, after three movies, we’re left wanting more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.
  3. Director Yorgos Lanthimos lures us into his dream and shackles us there, for his own fascinating reasons. The experience is exquisite agony, both revelatory and painful. This is one of the best and most disturbing movies of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The film's brilliant pacing and expertly woven narrative deliver an empowering story that will stick with you long after the credits roll.
  4. It
    IT may not be the best Stephen King movie (even though it comes impressively close), but it’s probably the MOST Stephen King movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The film is absolutely beautiful, with some of the most gorgeous sets and images ever committed to celluloid. The three main actors are just incredible - the first two hours are carried almost solely on Rex Harrison's charisma and screen presence. Later, Burton perfectly portrays a deeply flawed man who will do whatever is necessary for love. Elizabeth Taylor anchors the entire film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Romero’s zombies are terrifying in black and white, but one could even argue who was the true monster in the movie: the undead or the living?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cocoon has its flaws, to be sure, but it's an ambitious, visually stirring piece of sci-fi drama. The performances from the cast (both young and old) are terrific, and visual effects are quite gorgeous.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unforgettable horror film that doesn't just get under my skin, it stays there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Misery offers a first-rate Hitchcockian thriller filled with amazing performances, solid direction and masterful writing.
  5. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy movie made by James Bond devotees who know the genre so well that they can have a good time with it while also paying it respect -- and taking it to someplace new entirely.
  6. Gerald’s Game is a set of tightly wound gears that cranks out dread. Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood are as superb as they have ever been.
  7. Wonderstruck is another emotional and visually gorgeous outing from director Todd Haynes.
  8. Noah Baumbach succeeds in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) in fine fashion, delicately balancing serious issues with lighthearted moments – it is a movie that is equally adept at making the audience cry as it is with making them laugh.
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming is sweet, witty, and fast-moving fun.
  10. It’s a straightforward celebration of these heroes’ lives, with a few meaningful revelations along the way, but nothing that will completely blow your mind. These are interesting, likable people who led interesting, exciting lives.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though the story isn't as impactful as its stylized packaging, Wright creates a delightful new film that is sure to satisfy his legions of fans.
  11. Funny, gut-churning, playful, wicked, and warm, Tragedy Girls is one of the better horror-comedies in recent memory.
  12. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is as cheeky, cartoonish, and crazy as its predecessor, but it’s also commendably unafraid to demolish what had come before it if it’s in service of the story. The new dynamic between Eggsy and his team is great, and the Statesman prove amusing counterparts to these gentlemen spies from across the pond.
  13. It Comes at Night is emotional, haunting dystopian horror that will leave you shaken.
  14. Goon: Last of the Enforcers is the rare great sports movie sequel.
  15. The film manages to look at its characters with empathy and understanding, while simultaneously refusing to endorse their actions. And because of that, Matt Spicer’s directorial debut proves to be one of the more successful takes on the social media generation to hit the silver screen.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a sense of beauty and dread that's cleverly injected into George Lucas' American Graffiti, a tone poem and ode to the music, cars and culture of the early '60s. On one level, the film is a staggeringly thoughtful slice of Americana – one night in the eyes of several young teens looking for love, adventure and fun. But on another level, there's a genuine sense of apprehension. The world is quickly catching up to our heroes, and soon they'll be flung head-first into Vietnam, the hippie movement, and a social revolution
  16. Directed by the team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the new film brings all the cartoonish insanity of the pair's Crank saga to the -- let's face it -- cartoonishly insane concept of the Ghost Rider, a burning skeleton in leather who rides an equally fiery motorcycle. It's a match made in, er, hell.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You may not like Timothy Dalton as Bond, but the fact is they could put a trained seal in the role and the movies would be basically the same. And by those standards, this one is pretty good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The film was designed to be an homage to the John Wayne classic Rio Bravo directed by Carpenter's idol Howard Hawks.The parallels between the film and the westerns that Carpenter holds dear are clear from the get go, none more so striking then the sight of the gang warlords mingling their blood in a bowl in for a symbolic blood oath that echoes similar scenes that found Indians becoming blood brothers in westerns long since forgotten.

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